Ba Da Bing Records in January.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Bedroom Suck Records, but you can check out opener "Bondi's Dead" below.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Record Store Day offered up their Black Friday releases yesterday, and they went pretty easy on me this year in regards to stuff i really want. I did make sure to snag a copy of the "Chinatown" soundtrack from Light in the Attic though. Great film. Great score from Jerry Goldsmith. Listen to "Love Theme from Chinatown" below and look for the regular edition of the soundtrack soon.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
here from Web of Mimicry. The band should have some new music out next year. Hooray!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Ghost Box Records have released exactly zero bad albums. You can't go wrong with anything. They're all winners. The labels mix of folk, prog, psych, kosmiche, library sounds, and analog synthesizers continuously hits all the right notes. On "Peel Away the Ivy," the new LP from The Pattern Forms, the band continues their label's streak with a lush and beautiful synth pop record, layered in all manner of old school analog wash and dreampop aesthetics. Listen to "Don't Let Me Dream" below.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Adult Swim, "To Know and To Hide." The track is ominous and foreboding, a kind of creeping dread nightmare fuel for future horror movies, with eerie synths and cacophonous noise. Listen below.
Kranky. Listen to the title track below.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Drag City. I'm always down for some new Ty Segall, so this is wonderful news. Listen below.
Nonesuch Records. Listen to "'74 No" below.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Somatic, purveyors of weird and wonderful faraway sounds. Listen to "Gamn" below, a haunting discordant lullaby that sounds like a universe slowly breaking apart.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
B3SCI Records. Watch a video (not sure if it's official or not) for the song below, consisting of a bunch of clips from movies featuring blondes.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
"Sooo…quite a poop week (after quite an ‘interesting’ year or so), a week in which I found myself thinking that many things don’t matter or not in the way I thought, or that they used to, or at least music, or at least being overly precious & perfectionist about music (maybe that’s it, actually).
Which led me in some post-election despair-y fog to say, “what the heck, I’ll post a song” but really, that’s not fair to the label folks who have very, VERY cool & patiently waited for me to eternally wrap my shit up.
So with an eye towards the ideal politics of the hopefully-not-distant future (i.e. as a compromise), this is an instrumental version of the song I happen to be working on right now, it’s the last one still under construction and yes, that means the album is only finishing now.
There a bunch of reasons for that (the work itself, health, working at night like lots of folks, that sort of thing) but I just can’t bear to hear myself go into them all, esp. this week. I’ll post something about all that later.
Meanwhile, the finish line lies right beyond this: I’ll check the vocal version tomorrow and then create a new version w/ parallel limiting/compression to make the parts sorta squeeze out around the vocal; then it goes off to mastering as well (this is the fourth official round of mastering, all due my shortcomings, not the mastering engineer who is a sonic guru).
The upshot, if there is one, of an instrumental v., is it’ll let you hear all the parts that I’m sure, w/ my limited engineering skill-set, will be completely obliterated by the lead vocal. I hate vocals (esp. my own). They ruin everything."
Listen to the track below. Hopefully we'll have a new record sometime next year (i say that every year).
Friday, November 11, 2016
ATO Records. The album finds the band experimenting with Eastern microtonal tuning, and like everything else the band releases, should be a noisy blast. Watch the video for "Rattlesnake" below.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Listen to two of my favorites below, "Last Year's Man," and "Anthem." I love you guys. Goodnight.
Planned Parenthood or any other program or service in danger of being gutted in 2017.
Blackest Ever Black.
Paradise of Bachelors are releasing the latest album from Jaime Fennelly's Mind Over Mirrors project. "Undying Color" is a swirl of analog synthesizers, Indian pedal harmonium, and far-out and trippy noises, the sound of consciousnesses expanding. This time around, Fennelly has put together a full band consisting of members of Death Blues, Califone, and more for a lusher, fuller record. Listen to "Restore & Slip" below.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Midnight Special in December.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Light In The Attic puts together a compilation, they really go all out. Following the lead of 2013's excellent "I Am The Center," a compilation of American private issue New Age music from the latter half of last century, "The Microcosm" tackles music in a similar vein from Europe. Like its predecessor, "The Microcosm" looks to reevaluate what has always been perceived as an unhip genre, but this time around with a smattering of prog, krautrock, and ambience in the mix. Take a listen to the floating and simmering "Shiva's Dance" by Suzanne Doucet and Christian Buehner below. It's the sound of the cosmos, a glance into the ever expanding universe. Then pre-order the album here.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Relapse Records put out a sampler of all the awesome music they've put out in that particular year. And they do it on a pay-what-you-want model, so you'd be stupid not to download all of them. Anyway, 2016's sampler has a smattering of great metal with some shoegaze and synthwave thrown in for good measure. Songs from Red Fang, S U R V I V E, Steve Moore, Boris, Horseback, Myrkur, and so much more. Listen to the whole thing (41 songs!) below and download it here.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Water Tower Music.
Sacred Bones. Listen to the zoned-out and fuzzy "Cold Fear" below.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Not Not Fun, and you can listen to the dreamy "The Sun Tangled in Your Hair" below.